Russian mathematician Anatoly Fomenko claims that it is not classical antiquity that was forged, but instead the history of the Middle Ages. In his book called Antiquity in the Middle Ages: Greek and Bible History, Fomenko devised a system he calls the "New Chronology" that he says firmly establishes the fictive nature of the medieval epoch. Colavito examines Fomenko's book, which shows that English history is flawed and broken.
Who Lost the Middle Ages?
IN 1685, AN ENGLISH SCHOLAR BY THE NAME of Jean Harclouin published an edition of the Roman author Pliny's Natural History. Hardouin, however, had an unusual belief about its origins. He was convinced that all of the ancient records of Greece and Rome were forgeries perpetrated by Benedictine monks, and that all of the GrecoRoman artifacts were similarly faked. By the time of his death in 1729, he had not provided a reason why the Benedictines would fake so much history, nor a shred of evidence to back up his claims.1Today an intellectual successor to Hardouin claims that it is not classical antiquity that was forged, but instead the history of the Middle Ages. Russian mathematician Anatoly Fomenko has devis...